Here’s one to rack the brain,
Around 73-74, If I remember right, Dover had some Pro Stock exhibition shows. Does anybody remember who was there in those early days of the class? I think I recall Charlie Castaldo (Mopar) and Richie Zul (Chevy) as some of them. Anyone know who else?
yes bob i rember it well .. bob ingles was another . it was 1973 the first year i ran my 69 camaro E/MP they had rosin down and the line had so much bite i thought i was going to flip over …billy casey SUPER PUMPKIN
How could I forget Bob Ingles? Speaking of your E/MP 69….have any pictures you could post on the site?
BOB………..How’s this ! I saved it . inside cover of the program I put together for the Event. Notice how I was attemping to change Dover’s “image” -logo wise to keep up with the Times. At that time I was running Purple Sun Studios, Charlie was annoncing,and I was trying to get support sponsors to help with the payouts. Did pretty good too! Terenzio Racing Engines put up $500. at this event for the Competition Elim. Winner …plus I’ll post the awards page next to see all the support there was .
Here’s the Payouts ….Chet & Joe just “Didn’t Get It” about Sponsors,Title Sponsors and getting advertising support. This wouldn’t have happened IF I didn’t persue it. They never did what other track promoters did and it burned them in the end. A year & half later ….the track was gone. JUST LOOK AT ALL THE BUSINESS SUPPORT this track had (Read fine print ) of who put up money. These racers-business owners keep the place alive.
That’s EXACTLY the program I was thinking of!! I had a copy of it up to about 10 years ago…should have kept it. How ironic…the event was on my birthday in 1974. Even then it seems sponsors were everything or it was the begining of being important. I remember running stock (for trophy) and Concorde Tires paying money in ’74. After that “Summer Jam”, was there any other Pro Stock shows from 74-76? How about Funny Car shows from 74-76?
Dino @ Bob;… Im getting misty looking at this thinking how much fun and how this was all a very big part of our lives 😥 Billy Casey
Hay Billy Casey…
Posting pictures is simple enough… I have done it so many times. If you want to post that picture, you have my phone number, call me up and I will walk you through it from here with both of our computers on.
Maso from Bronxville
Those posters would be great to sell at the dover store . I will buy th first one you reproduce.
Maybe a T-shirt You could frame it OR wear it
Done ! See:
See previous Post About Summer Jam….But heres some otherstuff I dug Up and another Link To “Pro” info:
Great pics. Is that car that says “The Farmer” Arnie Beswicks car?? 😮 😯 😆
Not Beswick He’s a Pontiac guy…This is Jim Sinsel from Baltimore, Maryland at our 1971 NHRA Pro Stock Meet. ’69 with a 430 trans am motor and 4-speed.